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“Great spot!”

Rowan Tree Cafe Bar
Ranked #5 of 100 Restaurants in Ennis
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Rowan Tree Café Bar is in the most beautiful location overlooking the river Fergus in the centre of Ennis. Our building is one of the oldest in Ennis, a former Gentleman's Club built in 1740, steeped in history and character where our high ceilings, open fire and covered riverside terrace give you an experience like no other in Town. Our large seating capacity of 120 guests and our 3 different rooms including one 25 guest private dining room and lends itself perfectly to small and large group dining, we have a variety of menu options to suit all tastes and occasions. Our team are passionate about sourcing and preparing the very best of Irish, Locally sourced and ethically produced ingredients and show the best food that Ireland has to offer, all of which is served to you with a Mediterranean style by people who take pride in the fact that food is only one of the ingredients that makes for a fantastic dining experience. We encourage our staff to be show off their own personalities while ensuring our guests are given a warm and genuine "Cead Mile Failte". The restaurants approachable staff ensures smooth service in one of Ennis's busiest and yet most relaxed establishments. Our listed building brings the warmth of old Ireland where you will dine in former dance halls and billiards rooms into the our 21st Century café bar experience with big bay windows, high ceilings, original artworks by renowned Clare artists and pitched pine floors all add to the relaxed atmosphere we try to create. There is no better way to start or finish the day then with a cup of Illy coffee or a glass of wine in hand while sitting and watching the majestic river Fergus flow by. Find us on social media by using the #rowan3
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“Great spot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had a quick coffee and croissant sitting beside the River Fergus with the sun beating down on us (yes, in Ireland!). Such a lovely spot for a quiet bite to eat and the service is quick and friendly. Looking forward to trying out the range of ales and wines for dinner some time soon.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Suresh P
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Claregalway, Ireland
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“Such a lovely place to eat and relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

The service was spot on, friendly and professional.

The food had great flavour and depth to it. We enjoyed every mouth full and shared dishes because it was hard to choose just one. Everything sounded tasty on the menu.

The atmosphere was very relaxing.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank CarolinePio
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“Good quality food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

5 of us went there on a Friday night for a nice quiet relaxing dinner. The staff where very friendly and attentive. The food was very nice and good size portion except for the fish cake starter it was only one small fish cake. But outside of that the rest where really nice and the main courses where great size and quality. I have been here a few time and will be returning again.

Thank Robert B
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“Good service, friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

I went here for lunch with my friends mid week. The service was good and my friends thought their food was lovely. I got the lasagne and I thought there was way too much cheese in it for my liking! Desert definitely made up for any shortcomings with the main course, I'd recommend the brownie.

Thank Laura89C
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Ennis, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had lunch here yesterday with an old friend who left the town about 5 years ago for America. He chose the spot as he had fond memories of it before he moved away.

We got a nice table outdoors with a view of the river, though water levels were low, and some of what was on the river bank was.... unsightly (and the bridge was filthy) - 5 ducklings distracted me enough to enjoy the visit though!

I had the soup, and my friend had the salmon. Service was perfect, and there was a fleece throw folded at our table in case it got breezy.

Some nice artwork on the walls indoors as well- would visit again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank lillyb0b
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